Change home city's level and skill points without farming XP through Skirmish

#1funnymummy1119Posted 8/8/2010 4:15:30 AM
Game FAQ mods, pls stick this topic, I think it is an useful trick for those who doesn't want to farm XP to get good home city, or those who are tired of farming XP already.

- Browse My Documents\My Games\Age of Empires 3\Savegame
- Right click a home city data like 'sp_Tokyo_homecity.xml' or 'sp_England_homecity.xml'. Choose 'Edit', a notepad window will opens
- There you will find something like this:
Note: make a back-up copy of data before editing it, things might go wrong.

Quote:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-16"?>

<savedhomecity version ="2">
<defaultdirectoryid>0</defaultdirectoryid>
<defaultfilename>homecityjapanese.xml</defaultfilename>
<civ>Japanese</civ>
<hctype>HC</hctype>
<name>Tokyo</name>
<heroname>Ichigo</heroname>
<herodogname></herodogname>
<monknames>
<monkname>Renji</monkname>
</monknames>
<shipname></shipname>
<hcid></hcid>
<respec>1</respec>
<level>40</level>
<xp>804375</xp>
<skillpoints>0</skillpoints>
- <name>Tokyo</name> this is home city's name
- <heroname>Ichigo</heroname> this is explorer's name
- <monkname>Renji</monkname> this is a monk's name (Japanese's 2nd Explorer)
- <level>40</level> means your home city's level, edit this to any number you want, your home city will get to that level in game (no skill points awarded though)
- <skillpoints>0</skill points> means your home city's skill points, which are used to unlock shipment, set this to 999 and you will be able to unlock all of shipment
#2Monsieur_FlamesPosted 8/12/2010 2:03:06 PM
For the people who are more challenged with computers, here is an easier way:

At the start of a skirmish, hit enter and copy and paste this:

Nova & Orion

Do this three times, resign, and begin a new skirmish. Your level will go up exponentially within about 10 minutes.
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